Welcome to Kent's Ice Cream,
Home of the BIG BAR
Welcome to the Kent's
Ice Cream, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin website. We handmake a popular ice cream product called the BIG BAR and vend them at various
events in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Yes, this is still the Kent's Ice Cream that began in Fort Atkinson in
1941. We still use old fashioned recipes and very high quality ingredients that go against the food industry trend
to make things cheaper and cheaper. Many so-called ice cream products are not up to ice cream standards and many
don't even have dairy in them. In many cases, if the product does contain cream and milk, it is "ultra-high
pasteurized" or "UHT" which basically burns all the good stuff out of the milk. We use HTST pasteurization
methods, which helps retain much of the good nutrients found in dairy products.
We have added a couple new events for us
to attend. The first weekend in June, we'll be venturing to Farmington, Minnesota for the Mopars in the Park car
show and swap meet and the second weekend of August will find us going north to Symco, WI for the very popular Symco Shakedown
traditional hotrod show and swap meet. On our way home from Symco, we will attend the Street Cruzer's 26th annual car
show in Berlin, WI. Check out our show schedule page for more information on these and many other events we'll be attending
Above is our latest crazy project. We grafted the fins
from a real '57 Plymouth using '58 Plymouth tail-lights to one of our vending trailers. Our friends at French Lake Auto
Parts in Annandale, MN supplied most of the parts from a car in their huge yard that was way too far gone. Google French
Lake Auto Parts to find a great salvage yard with cars going back into the 30's still in their yard. News
flash - the fine folks at MoPar Collectors Guide saw this trailer at the Belvidere MoPar Happening and decided to do a short
story about the trailer and the big bar. It appeared in the December 2012 issue. Thanks MCG!
The above photo was taken at
the June 2012 Fort Atkinson Cruise Night where over 250 classics came out despite the 95 degree heat.
This year, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary of the Fort Atkinson
Community Cruise Nights. June 2004 was our first one and in June this year, we will have a commemorative, limited edition
10 year cruise night dash plaque and a beautiful 1/43 scale diecast replica of our Jones Park logo. We recently had
a cruise night regular attendee make a donation to help make this possible. The first 300 collectible cars and trucks
will get both for free in June! See our cruise night page for a photo of these two wonderful pieces to help celebrate
your cruise night.
Kent's Ice Cream, Inc.
916 Madison Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Tony, Zach and their friend Ryan selling parts in their grandfather's
booth at the Elkhorn swap meet. The handwritten sign notes they are selling parts for Big Bar money!
Here's an enterprising young man hauling parts at the Jefferson Swap
Meet in September.
The above pictures
are of a long-time customer, George Gandsey, who recently moved to Las Vegas and had a couple neat photos snapped of
him wishing big bars could be had in the desert. George came back to Wisconsin to attend the Elkhorn Swap Meet in August
with his good friends and gave us copies of the photos. Sorry George, you will just have to come back to the Midwest
for your big bar fix again next year! Las Vegas just isn't in the cards for us :-)